Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics

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Aims and Scope

Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics with an Impact Factor of 2.616 (2015 Journal Citation Reports) combines the longest tradition in the field of polymer science with the publication of newest results, latest trends, and their critical evaluation.

It offers an attractive mixture of high-quality Full Papers, Talents, Trends, and Highlights in all areas of polymer science - from chemistry to physical chemistry, physics, and materials science.

Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics was founded in 1943 by Hermann Staudinger, who received the Nobel Prize in 1953 for his pioneering work in proving the existence of macromolecules.

Talents & Trends
An overview can be found here.

Special Article Series
New Frontiers in Functional Polymers, guest-edited by Ben Zhong Tang and Wai-Yeung Wong

Special Issues
Recently published special issues include: Step-Growth Polymerization in the 21st Century, guest-edited by Andrew P. Dove and Michael A. R. Meier, and Precision Polymers, guest-edited by Michael R. Buchmeiser.

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ISSN: 1022-1352 (print). 1521-3935 (online).

Volume 217. 24 Issues in 2016.

How to cite: To make sure that references to this journal are correctly recorded and resolved (for example in CrossRef, PubMed, or ISI Web of Knowledge), please use the following abbreviated title in any citations: "Macromol. Chem. Phys." (punctuation may vary according to the style of the citing journal).


Polymer scientists, chemists, physicists, materials scientists


Atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP), atomic force microscopy (AFM), biodegradable, biomimetic materials, biopolymers, block copolymers, bulk polymer assemblies, carbon nanotubes, catalysis, chain, conjugated polymers, copolymerization, crosslinking, crystallization, dynamic light scattering, electronics, emulsion, encapsulation, energy storage, films, fluorescence, functional devices, functional materials, functionalization of polymers, gels, glass transition, graft copolymers, hierarchically ordered materials, hydrogels, hyperbranched polymers, insulating materials, ionic liquids, kinetics, living polymerization, mechanical properties, metallocene catalysts, micelles, microfluidics, microprocessing, microreactors, microwave, molecular dynamics, morphology, nanocapsules, nanocomposites, nanocontainers, nanoparticles, NMR, photopolymerization, photovoltaics, polycondensation, polyelectrolytes, polyesters, polyethylene, polystyrene, radical polymerization, ring opening polymerization (ROP), self-assembly, star polymers, stimuli sensitive polymers, surfaces, synthesis, swelling
Abstracting and Indexing Information

  • Advanced Polymers Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • CAS: Chemical Abstracts Service (ACS)
  • CCR Database (Thomson Reuters)
  • Ceramic Abstracts/World Ceramic Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • Chemical Abstracts Service/SciFinder (ACS)
  • Chemistry Server Reaction Center (Thomson Reuters)
  • ChemPrep (Thomson Reuters)
  • ChemWeb (
  • Chimica Database (Elsevier)
  • COMPENDEX (Elsevier)
  • Computer & Information Systems Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • CSA Civil Engineering Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • CSA Mechanical & Transportation Engineering Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • CSA Technology Research Database (ProQuest)
  • Current Chemical Reactions (Thomson Reuters)
  • Current Contents: Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences (Thomson Reuters)
  • Earthquake Engineering Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • Engineered Materials Abstracts (ProQuest)
  • Index Chemicus (Thomson Reuters)
  • International Aerospace Abstracts & Database (ProQuest)
  • Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition (Thomson Reuters)
  • Materials Business File (ProQuest)
  • METADEX (ProQuest)
  • PASCAL Database (INIST/CNRS)
  • Polymer Library (iSmithers RAPRA)
  • Reaction Citation Index (Thomson Reuters)
  • Science Citation Index (Thomson Reuters)
  • Science Citation Index Expanded (Thomson Reuters)
  • SCOPUS (Elsevier)
  • VINITI (All-Russian Institute of Science & Technological Information)
  • Web of Science (Thomson Reuters)